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Michael Landis Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

  • Northshire Bookstore 424 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 United States (map)

Event address: 

424 Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

On Friday, May 3 at 7 pm, author & historian will discuss his book "Northern Men with Southern Loyalties."

In the decade before the Civil War, Northern Democrats, although they ostensibly represented antislavery and free-state constituencies, made possible the passage of such proslavery legislation as the Compromise of 1850 and Fugitive Slave Law of the same year, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, and the Lecompton Constitution of 1858. In Northern Men with Southern Loyalties, Michael Todd Landis forcefully contends that a full understanding of the Civil War and its causes is impossible without a careful examination of Northern Democrats and their proslavery sentiments and activities.